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as the government's holding ground for aliens. now, the cia admits it actually exists. and a reality star gets the cold shoulder treatment at a fancy new york hotel. we'll tell you just how a "duck dynasty" star was supremely dissed. british police say they are looking at new information in the death of princess diana. they have not given details, but just announced they are quote scoping new information that has recently been received end quote. on the phone from london, atika, what more can you tell us? >> as you point out, they haven't given any details about this new information. they simply say they are assessing it for its relevance and credibility and british police are clear they are not
reopening the investigation at this point, but the fact is that they are reviewing this evidence, so it is a possibility that they may at some point, reopen the investigation. if they find that this information is in fact credible, but we just don't know at this point. what we should point out is that there had been numerous investigations into princess diana's death. it happened august 31th, 1997, almost 16 years ago. there was an exhaustive inquiry here in the u.k. an 800-page police report was filed and found that this was an unlawful killing caused by the drifr of the car, also the vehicle following her car and didn't address some of the many conspiracy theorys behind her death. there have been rumors circulating, but this is the first time in a long time that police say they have new information and are investigating it. >> keeping posted on that. so, it was considered kind of
case closed. negligent behavior of the driver and other vehicles pursue, but inv investigators are not necessarily saying this will reopen the case, just they are purviewing this new information, right? >> exactly. so, we don't know where this will end up. they're saying we have something new, but we need to take a look to see if it's credible first. >> thanks so much. diana's son and now a new father, prince william, is headed back to work this week after taking some time off following the birth of his son, prince george. but before going back to his job at the royal air force, he sat down with max foster to talk about his new baby, his wife and his most important new title, that of dad. and you can see parts of the interview this monday morning on "new day" at 6:00 a.m. kidnapping survivor, hannah anderson, appeared in public for the first time this week. she was rescued in the
wilderness in idaho last saturday. a week after a family friend abducted her. on thursday night, her family and friends held a fund-raiser for her and as casey reports, she made a surprise appearance. >> hannah anderson looked uncomfortable, perhaps scare d s she hurried past a dozen cameras or more without speaking to reporters. once she was inside, people there said she was more comfortable. what she wanted to accomplish was to thank all of those people who have supported her throughout her ordeal and are continuing to support her going forward. hannah anderson's arrival at a fund-raiser for her family came as a surprise to her relatives and friends. >> this night was an unexpected reunion, honestly. >> the media were invited to the restaurant, but weren't allowed inside. >> hannah sends her love.
she's doing good, day by day and we'll just keep moving forward from here. >> wearing hannah strong and pray for hannah t-shirts, neighbors, friends and the teenager's grandparents helped raise money for her mother and brother's funeral. >> i wanted to say thank you for coming. this is a small community that we're a part of and the community came together, putting on this great fund-raiser fer hannah and her future in healing. >> it's horrifying that guy did what he did. it's just sickening to me and i just want to put him all to rest. >> the fund raising event drew a large crowd. raffle ticket sales, cash donations and 20% of the restaurant sales all donated to the anderson family. >> we have a lot of expenses in front of us and right now, we're just looking for her future and
get her settled. >> a family hoping to help hannah adjust after she was kidnapped. >> he really was like a uncle jim to them. >> meanwhile, we're still learning new information about what police discovered at dimaggio's burned down home. this search warrant says police discovered a handwritten note and letters from hannah. the detectives say proves dimaggio had control over that house. police also recovered incendiary devices, leading them to believe the house fire was caused by human actions. given what we've learned about the kidnapping, some of the other items seized by police, very, very chilling. empty boxes that once contained camping gear. an empty box that once contained handcuffs and lots of am nix. >> thanks so much. more heavy rain hitting the area drenched already. talking about the south and southeast. noin joining me now, jennifer delgado. it is really wet, but also, it is cool.
>> yeah, it is. temperature cool. it feels like fall and we are all blaming this on the rain coming down across parts of florida as well as into georgia and alabama. look what's happening on the radar. the rain coming down quite heavy. now, what we're going to be dealing with are rounds of heavy rainfall over the next 48 hours. i want to show you some video coming in out of north carolina and this video here, this was just taken hours ago. this is out of wilmington and this is showing you flooded streets. as we go over to our radar, we show you where the rain is coming down. this is wilmington, north carolina. a local meteorologist shot this video and said he was planning a fancy football party and can't get anybody over to his house because everybody's flooded out, so you know it's getting serious, when you can't have your fantasy football. but on a serious note, we are talk i
talking about a dangerous situation with all this rain. the ground's so saturated, then you add another 2 to 4 inches of rainfall, it doesn't have anywhere to go. then as we look across the gulf of mexico, we have an area of low pressure we're washing and this is going to be providing all this fuel for the heavy rainfall across parts of the southeast. this is that tropical connection, that moisture flow and this is what's producing this rainfall along the stationary front and this is providing rain from areas from new orleans towards florida, so it is going to be a wet 48 hours and then of course, it really starts to move up towards north as we go later into tomorrow night. we're going to share the love. >> we are sharing the love a little bit, but we're getting a lot of it. >> people have to be careful with these potential flash floods that come with a lot of rain. thank you so much. on to idaho. wildfire conditions worsened in the past 24 hours there. dry, hot conditions and gusty winds sent massive fire walls
dangerously close to homes and resorts in sun valley area. at least 1600 homes have been evacuated near hailey and catch m. the beaver creek fire has destroyed some 64,000 acres and the fire is only 6% contained. now to egypt and the crisis there. this was the scene earlier outside a mosque in cairo. violent clashes broke out between security forces and protesters backing mohammed morsi. the demonstrators had been there overnight and they were surrounded by security forces. police have cleared out the last few protesters from that mosque and both sides are blaming each other for starting the violence in the first place. back here in the u.s., new jersey could be on the verge of expanding medical marijuana options for patients, including children. governor chris christie said
yesterday he'll sign off on a bill just a few changes have to be made first. it's a big win for one father who has been fighting to get edible marijuana for his 2-year-old daughter who has a see shoour seize disorder. alina cho joining me now from new york. what are the changes? >> it was really hard not to feel for this father, bryan wilson. he confronted governor christie earlier this week with the words, please don't let my daughter die, governor. and the governor took action. two days later. he has essentially sent this bill back to the new jersey legislature. he has indicate d he will sign t under three conditions. number one, edible forms of marijuana. would be allowed, but it would be given only to minors. number two, he wants to keep in place the requirements that parents have a note from a psychiatrist, a pediatrician and
also that they get a prescription from a qualifying doctor. now, some people believe that's too strict. here's what little vivian's father told wolf blitzer last night. watch. >> it makes a lot of headache and heart ache for parents to go around shopping for doctors who understand anything about medical marijuana to get them to sign up for this. for parents who are already going through a lot of trouble just with what their children's ailments are, they now have to go through this extra step that you don't have to go through for any other medical condition or medication. >> the third condition, removing this three strain limit on the kinds of marijuana that can be prescribed. that means children like vivian would be able to get this edible oil based strain of marijuana that they need. now, for those of you who aren't familiar with this story, that is 2-year-old vivian.
she wears an eye patch because seeing certain patterns brings on seizures. she has a rare form of epilepsy and it causes severe seizures on a daily basis. they can last up to an hour at times. she is on a special diet. has special medicine karks but her parents, especially her father, believes strongly that the only thing that will control her seizures is this special form of medical marijuana. high in something called cbd, low in thc, which is the agent that makes you high. now, the bottom line is this is a victory for this family and others just like vivian's if the state legislature goes along with governor christie's suggestions. >> all right. hearts go out to them for sure. thanks so much. right now, a hemp fest is in full swing in seattle. the 22nd annual event is different this year. the first one since the state of
washington legalized pot. police are giving out free bags of doritos. the bags have messages to help people understand the law and its limits. so, the marijuana harmful of helpful? dr. gupta cuts through the smoke on america's green rush and journeys around the world to uncover the highs and lows of weed tonight at :00. here's a look at what's trending online. we used to think it was just a part of conspiracy theorys an on tv's the x files, but this week, the cia revealed area 51 does exist. new documents show the large nevada base was testing ground for ariel surveillance grounds used to spy on the soviet union during the cold war. ♪ robin thicke, t.i. and pha
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hotel in new york. he says it was facial profiling. coming up, we'll tell you if it ruffled his feathers. and home after home, teetering on the edge. sinkholes swallowing the ground beneath the houses in a florida neighborhood. we'll take you there, carefully. and first, a teen who was abducted by a family friend, a man who allegedly killed her mother and brother, shares her story online days after her rescue, she opens up on social media. a forensic psychologist weighs in on what she has to say. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪
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hannah anderson surprised people when she spoke out online. days after she was rescued from a traumatic alleged kidnapping. just a few days after the horrific ordeal, she answered questions on social media on the site ask.fm. one question was about the man who abducted her. question asked, are you glad he's dead. hannah's answer, absolutely. but some are wondering is social media the right place for this kind of conversation and is it too soon? let's bring in lori siegel and a forensic psychologist. lori, you first. hannah, like many teens all over social media.
that doesn't just mean facebook. >> absolutely not. she was also on pinterest, she's got pictures of hair styles and you can see she likes different nail styles, fashion. she's definitely a 16-year-old and what is pretty fascinating here if you look at her instagram photos, she's really coming out and grieving online. she's updated to say rest in peace, ethan and mom. she has been posting all types of pictures. my two beautiful angels. her last post, i wish heaven had visiting hours. these are public posts. they're not just getting hundreds of likes. they're getting thousands. people saying our thoughts are with you to you're beautiful, i want to take you out, to i don't believe you. a lot of attention. she's almost becoming a little social media celebrity at a very
tragic time. >> so hearing that, that she's kind of become a celebrity, that seems a little troublesome. seems like it might be too much too soon. am i wrong on that? >> no, i understand and i hear your concerns. truly, when we are in grief, i think we need to remember that whoever we are, when we're suffering and we are grief stricken, it's highly individual. and we kind of have to go with where that person is and sometimes, it can be generational. of course, when you're emotionally troubled, you want to be able to express yourself and to express yourself to a supportive person or a group that you perceive as being supportive. when we look at hannah anderson, obviously, the internet and social media has played a major part in her life. probably has affected her social life, her social connections. and in many ways, although i understand and hear your concern, she at least is not in
isolati isolation. she is reaching out to a social network in a situation shelves comfortable with. >> so, you're saying it makes sense that this would be a coping mechanism, if it's so much a part of the fabric of her life, this social media outlet has to be part of her healing as well. >> yes, in many way, i think we have to remember, i'm not a teenager. i'm a baby boomer and maybe i would write my emotional thoughts down on a piece of paper, maybe go work out at the gym or to the psychiatrist for sleeping medication, but hannah is a teenager who grew up with the internet and has embraced it. she may not feel comfortable at this time talking to an adult. she may not feel comfortable talking to her father. she may not be ready, i feel that she has a emotional control to talk to a therapist, so she turns to the internet, something she does feel comfortable with,
something she has probably daily in her structure. i know that's hard to understand, but i'm pleased she's not in isolation, that she's reaching out trying to rejoin the living, breathing world. >> you have just made a lot of people understand the dynamics here at play. doctor, thanks so much. lori, we appreciate your input as well. thank you. tonight, the full story of this unimaginable crime. cnn brings you the dramatic details of the alleged kidnapping, the effort that led to the rescue of hannah anderson. that's cnn tonight, 6:30 p.m. eastern time. the first lady opens up about mother hood in the white house. what does she want for her daughters that the president perhaps doesn't do? all that coming up. and it's home to the rich and famous and it's also the scene of a series of jewelry heists. who's snatching things from park avenue millionaires? i have low testosterone. there, i said it.
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and we used to think it was just a part of conspiracy theorys and on the tv show the x files, but this week, the cia revealed area 51 does exist. the large nevada base was a testing ground for area surveillance programs used to spy on the soviet union during the cold war. chad? >> fred, it's official. there's an area 51. not like we didn't know it for a long time and not like we couldn't see it on google earth if many, many year, but there's a runway. there's a building. there's a longer runway. there's a lake bed. all in effect developing the spy program back in the '50s, so what's it all about? it was about the u2 supply plane here. developed there, flown there,
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those family jewels, they're probably not safe at this address. 740 park avenue in new york, home to the rich and famous. apparently, it's also been a target of serial jewel thiefs out there. >> imagine having neighbors like v vieira wang, ronald lauder. the new york city address that says you've arrived. now, imagine not one, not two, not three, but four separate jewelry heists in this very building. no sign of who did it. it sounds like fiction, but it's real. the story has hints of the one you see in the film "tower heist," only this time, the tower is 740 park avenue, new york city's most famous white glove residential building, hit with a series of jewelry heists. four burglaries on four separate
occasions in four different apartments while the ritzy residents were away on summer vacation. diamond earring, rolex and watches. total value, nearly a quarter of a million doll lars and no signs of forced enter tri. >> in if you are that rich, this is where you live. it's a club. and it's a really small club because there are only 31 apartments. >> michael gross wrote a book on 740 park avenue, storied home to the rich and famous. jackie o. grew up here. john d. rockefeller once lived here. today's residents include vera wang and ron l ald lauder and steve schwartz mann. >> it means that you've arrived. the only way you can buy an apartment in this building is if
you have $100 million liquid. >> but what could have pulled this off? >> i think it's an inside job. if they go back to the cameras, they'll see they don't recognize anybody that doesn't belong there. it's either construction or a new maid or a carpet cleaner. somebody inside the building. >> yes, a lot of jewelry was stolen, but as one person put it to me, at 640 park avenue, a rolex is like a teaspoon. this apartment building is filled with museum worthy art. ronald lauder owns wisconsin own museum and as one person said, the better stuff is probably inside his home. >> i love that analogy. that's cute. thanks so much. house after house on a florida street could be swallowed into the ground. an entire neighborhood on edge as sinkholes threaten to destroy everything they own and he is on one of the most watched shows on television, but not everyone knows the long beards and camo
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damage and as jon zarrella reports, they're not as rare as you might think. >> neatly kept lawns, a quiet neighborhood in florida. but beneath the ground, there is a commotion going on. john furlough stepped in it, literally. >> i came over and as i was walking out here, i stepped right here and my foot went down in the hole. >> it was a sinkhole right under the bedroom. it started out five feet deep. since it opened more than a year and a half ago, they have watched it morph from deep to shallow, shrinking and expanding. they don't use the bedroom any longer. the pool, they tell me, loses an inch of water a day. so why on earth live in a home with a sinkhole beneath it? >> we put everything into this house. even our inheritance. we didn't have a plan b. >> now, they wait for an
insurance settlement. if you thought their problem was isolated, you'd be wrong. 9239. sinkhole. down the street, 9191. sinkhole. several other properties on this street all dealing with sinkholes. there is a bit of consolation for the folks in this neighborhood. the sinkholes beneath their homes can be dealt with. the ground can be filled and homes reenforced. that wasn't the case of february 28th. the 911 call came in from near tampa. >> the bedroom floor just collapse collapsed and my brother is law is urntd nieto the house. >> the world was buzzing about a rare event. a sinkhole has swallowed a young man lying in his bed. jeremy bush tried saving his brother. >> i couldn't get him out. i tried so hard. i tried everything i could. >> until it collapsed, the family says they had no idea
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the reality show "death dynasty" on a aska&e are settin records. people can't seem to get enough of their lifestyle and long beards. no one seems to know who they are. one of the brothers was in new york promoting the shows for the season, and he says he was kicked out of his hotel when someone miss took him for a homeless man. he joked that he was a victim of facial profiling.
cnn's jamke tapper takes a closr look at the family and their calling and why millions of viewers are flocking to them. >> reporter: come listen to my story about the robertson clan. multi-millionaires commander call duck dynasty. they appear on tv kind of mocking proletarians. >> i don't think i even need a razor. >> reporter: "duck dynasty," that is. ratings gold. 50 years ago, "the beverly hill bi billies" endeared people to the backroads way of living. "duck dynasty" broke records last year of more than 10 million viewers.
that's more than the population of the show's home town in louisiana. >> they've managed to create a ta trkt arta -- patina of a show that's around a country format. >> reporter: not only are the robertsons real people, but they still live in their home time. one offers visitors to duck into the city of monroe and follow the beards. now for the beards. the unkempt facial hair is all its own. i even felt a little out of place when i met them last year. there is a solution for that. the duck dynasty beard booth. problem solved. "duck dynasty" outstanding ratings are a threat and an example of how tv ratings are
being dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. >> what we're seeing is there are all kinds of viewers watching some of these shows for different reasons. some watch them because they relate to the characters, and some people watch it to feel superior to the characters. the truth is, for a & e's purposes, it doesn't matter why people watch as long as they keep doing it. >> reporter: fans, however, argue it's not the beards or the camouflage that makes it attractive to the audience, it's the clampitt style clean humor and values. >> we're going to learn about a hard day's work. >> you don't feel bad about watching it. it's good family values and it pulls people together, and that's what people tell me that's the parts they like about it, and it's funny. >> reporter: so a wholesome family man of faith from the south with rock star popularity, you say? q political parties smelling a winner. there are calls for the duck commander's ceo to fill the
congressional seat being left vacant by louisiana representative rodney alexander. >> i'm kind of busy right now. >> reporter: but in his appearance on fox news tuesday, willy robertson didn't seem all that interested. >> are you scared of my policies and what i might bring in? >> yeah. >> exactly what we need to bring the duck empire to the next level. >> reporter: now hollywood reports the duck dynasty clan has earned a 20% raise for this season, earning nearly $200,000 per episode. of course, that will be divided up among the nine adults and 11 children who make up the episodes. >> hopefully folks in the southeast are asking, who will stop the rain? more heavy moisture on an area that is already waterlogged. we'll take a look at one of the wettest summers ever. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband?
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wettest summer on record. in just july, miami beach got a whopping 18.5 inches of rain. in ft. lauderdale, they saw nearly 15.5 inches of rainfall. in wichita, this minivan needed a boost after stalling out in the flooded street. in fact, kansas broke 144 rainfall records in the first week of august alone. and they're not alone. chattanooga, tennessee has already seen more than 4 inches of rain this month. that's more rain in the first two weeks of august than they usually see in the entire month. philadelphia is having its s soggiest summer yet. last month they set an entire record for rainfall in a single day when it dumped eight inches in just six hours. and the northwest is still reeling from severe thunderstorms just this week. in delaware, torrential rains shut down roads while high winds downed power lines and snapped
trees. >> don't put those umbrellas away just yet. let's go to hayward, california where they did a little demolition this morning. that was the cal state east campus building. workers brought the building down because it was built too close to a fault line and considered vulnerable to earthquakes. not to be outdone, demolition experts in dayton, ohio brought down a 12-story building sandwiched between two others. whoa. that was a delicate takedown there. the 100-year-old building was demolished to make way for a condo development. all right, that's going to do it for now. i'll see you right back here 3:00 eastern time. here's what's coming up. you probably never thought you could get to see this kind of sinkhole up close and personal. we'll take you inside.
and shocking news from british police. they have been given new information about the death of princess diana, the latest on what we know coming up at 3:0 eastern time. from the american dream to america's reality. millions still feel like they are missing out on the recovery. so when will it be their turn? christine romans has answers. "your money" starts now. the american dream, happiness and prosperity. a house, a great job, maybe a couple of kids and time to enjoy it all. the great recession is behind us, but the recovery isn't so great. i'm christine romans and this is "your money." first, housing. goldman sachs says all cash deals are half the market right now. wealthy investors, buyers from china, canada, south america, pumping up recent housing data. average americans may be getting priced out. in the second quarter, when you look at this, more than two-thirds of all the homes sold